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Lima Bizarre Tour in Gamarra (Witches Market)

Lima Bizarre Tour in Gamarra (Witches Market)

Overview

La Victoria is one of the most popular districts in Lima for locals, characterized for its street vendors, street food and the huge clothing industry, but what is a highlight in this place is the witches market, a market full of mysteries. This makes Gamarra a very bizarre and unique place.

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1. Gamarra
  • We will take you around the commercial city of Gamarra which is located very close to the first “Pueblos Jóvenes” (Shanty Towns). There we’ll go to the highest building of the place to have a panoramic view of all Lima city and the vast territory that Gamarra occupies, which is going to be great to get an introduction of the history of Lima and the shopping Center
  • In addition, we will be able to take a look at the hills where the “shanty towns” are located, communities created in the 70’s and 80’s due to the massive immigration of people from the Andes and Amazon of Peru.
  • After that, we’ll take you through a walking around the streets of Gamarra and you will have the opportunity to try some local snacks and typical street food (Locals Love it) and then we go towards the witches market.
2. The Witches Market
  • Snakes, lizards and other dissected animals are used as alternative medicine. This became part of the popular culture of locals since Andean people arrived.
  • On the other hand, we have a variety of aromatic herbs which are used by shamans to make ancestral rituals that invoke good luck and call upon money, wealth, and love.
  • The black Magic is also part of the performed rituals by Shamans in Gamarra, even though we are not participants of this, we consider it is important to take you and take a look at it!
  • At the end, if possible, you can be part of a unique experience, visiting the wise old woman from the Andes who have the ability to read your future through the coca leafs.
  • By the end of your tour and to finish with a true local experience, we will take the linea 1 public train on the way back to your accomodation.
  • This tour is unique, super interesting and a sight to see if you enjoy lots of action and vibrant streets filled with activity.
  • We guarantee a day you will never forget. Dare to explore the bizarre Lima in a different way!
  • For 2 – 3 people: 37 USD each
  • For 4 – 6 people: 35 USD each
  • For 7 – 10 people: 32 USD each

Note:

  • The prices provided are for shared groups, if you want a private service or you would like to join a shared group, ask for availability please.
  • We want to inform you that, on all public holidays in Peru, our prices will have a 50% increase.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Private transport.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Tour in English/Spanish.
  • Local Snacks.
  • Taxes.
  • Return transport to your hotel location.
  • All of our prices include pick up and drop off to your hotel only if it is located in: Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco or the Center of Lima. Outside of these specific districts, we ask you to pay an extra fee for your pick up and drop off.
  • Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am or 2:00pm
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • A bottle of water
  • Please do not bring any kind of large bags or purses.

TripAdvisor Reviews

PeggyNevada
PeggyNevada
2024-02-15
Walking tour of Lima Had a wonderful tour guide. Picked up at our condo and driven to the start of the walking tour, which was very good, then dropped off at our condo. Highly recommend Haku tours.
Ramona R
Ramona R
2024-02-15
Amazing food on this tour! This was my 2nd time in Peru and I decided to try the colors and flavors tour with my family. Cesar was our tour guide again and as usual we had lots of fun. The food was outstanding! Absolutely delicious! We were picked up on time, there was excellent communication with the office etc. This is also a wonderful introduction tour to Lima and the wide selection of food available.
Ramona R
Ramona R
2024-02-15
Fun family time! My family and I had a fun time with Chef Joseph and Gabby. We visited a market saw all the fresh produce and got to taste some very exotic fruits. The cooking class was lots of fun and everything was delicios. Gabby is lovely, very warm and friendly. Chef Joseph was an excellent instructor. All the other staff, the drivers, the lady helping with the washing up are very friendly and welcoming. This is an excellent experience, I highly recommend it. Also note that the tour company takes into consideration all dietary restrictions and there are lots of vegan options.
Alvaro M
Alvaro M
2024-02-13
Cannot recommend this enough It was a phenomenal experience! Decided to book it the night before and I'm so happy I did. Leonardo was an incredibly friendly and welcoming guide and Josep was very patient and informative as he guided us while cooking. I'm going to recommend this to everyone who goes to Lima because this was truly a highlight of my trip!
Karl Goran C
Karl Goran C
2024-02-12
Perfect Limatour Is recommended Very good guide o tour We did see very much of central Lima in 6 hours The guide was absolutely Perfect Walking in slow speed It was very hot
Philippe D
Philippe D
2024-02-11
Nice visit Very nice visit. It is a part of the city worth visiting if you are staying in Lima for a few days. Only downside it takes 40 mn to get there from Miraflores.
Gretchen K
Gretchen K
2024-02-11
Great customer service ! Unfortunately, our flight into Lima (where we were only going to spend a day at the end of a 17 day trip) was cancelled due to mechanical issues. Although we notified the walking tour people less than 24 hours prior to the security, they graciously refunded the full amount. If we get back to Lima, we will definitely book this again!
Adam B
Adam B
2024-02-09
Great Very informative and the guide Cesar was fantastic. Very enthusiastic and was great he explained in both English and Spanish
Patricia G
Patricia G
2024-02-08
Great time with Gaby and Chef Ruth Gaby and Chef Ruth were exceptional guides and teachers. Everything went smoothly from hotel pick-up through the class. The market was fascinating and I enjoyed the fruit tasting. But the best part was the cooking - learning not only about Peruvian cuisine, but also picking up cooking tips that could be used on any kind of food. I would do this again with them in a heartbeat.
Cathy S
Cathy S
2024-02-05
Enjoyable way to spend time in Lima Very fun cooking class. The Chef and her staff were very knowledgeable. Beef was a bit tough. Other than that, we had a good time. Oh, a glass of wine would have been a nice treat.